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Separately, in July a year ago, the government had delegated "substantial" financial powers to the Army, the Navy and the Indian Air Force to strengthen perimeter security at sensitive bases across the country. Police sources earlier said that the attackers split themselves into two groups and one of these was "isolated" in a corner of a four-storey building within the camp.
  • Bombing at mosque in Libya's Benghazi kills two, wounds 75

    Bombing at mosque in Libya's Benghazi kills two, wounds 75

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    Two people were killed on Friday after two bombs went off inside a mosque in the eastern city of Benghazi in Libya. The devices appear to have been activated remotely using a mobile phone, according to a military source. Libya descended into chaos after the 2011 uprising that toppled and killed ruler Moamar Gaddafi. Mr al-Werfalli is wanted by the ICC for allegedly carrying out a number of similar killings.
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    Major Senate Budget Deal

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    Democrats did manage to get $6 billion in funding to deal with the opioid crisis and drug addiction, one of their key demands, and the package includes $20 billion in funding for infrastructure fix and improvement. The U.S. House on Tuesday passed a spending bill that would keep the government open past Thursday and provide a full-year boost to defense funding, as lawmakers tried to speed toward a massive budget deal before the end of the week.
  • White House hits back at Omarosa

    White House hits back at Omarosa

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    Ugh because we are anxious but I need you to say "no, it's going to be ok", he told her. A similar statement came out in a PBS Frontline documentary . Newman also told Matthews that she "tried to be that person" who would talk sense into Trump and try to steer him from bad decisions. "I'm like, 'Don't you want to tease something to the viewers?' I'm hoping she does", Chen told The Hollywood Reporter .
  • White House Faces Questions About Key Aide's Employment

    White House Faces Questions About Key Aide's Employment

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    Porter announced he would leave the White House Wednesday after a series of stories in the Daily Mail in which his ex-wive's accused him of assault. Willoughby took out a temporary protective order in 2010, which according to the Post said that "reasonable grounds exist to believe that [Porter] has committed family abuse and there is probable danger of a further such offense".
  • Big Parade to Show Trump's 'Fondness for Military,' Mattis Says

    Big Parade to Show Trump's 'Fondness for Military,' Mattis Says

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    It's a great idea, and is a ideal event symbolizing the fact that America is getting back on her feet after eight years of a commander-in-chief who reveled in complaining about America and decimating our military. A military parade would be fun, would honor our vets and would remind the world that America is a superpower and proud of it. Military planners are looking at dates and locations for the parade, as well as costs, logistics and whether it is feasible to hold a parade displaying ...
  • Holocaust-denying Illinois Republican hopeful rails against 'Jews

    Holocaust-denying Illinois Republican hopeful rails against 'Jews

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    All that means is that he's a Nazi, just not politically. "I haven't belonged to one since about 1990,"he insisted, adding he now heads a group called the "America First Committee". In response, Jones embarked on an anti-Semitic and homophobic tirade. While Jones continued on his breathless rant against Holocaust survivors, Camerota shot back with the facts, before assuring him that his political run would end in failure.
  • Gay Olympian Adam Rippon Reportedly Refused Meeting With Mike Pence

    Gay Olympian Adam Rippon Reportedly Refused Meeting With Mike Pence

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    In that interview, Rippon added he would prefer not meeting the vice president during the usual meet-and-greet session between the official delegation and the Olympic athletes, which takes place just before the Olympics opening ceremony. Personal: Is the oldest of six children.Began skating at age 9.Has choreographed skating programs for fellow Team USA athletes Mirai Nagasu, Ashley Wagner and Christina Gao.Was born deaf and underwent corrective surgery at Yale University just before his ...
  • High school graduation rates for 2017 show 1.2% year-over-year increase

    High school graduation rates for 2017 show 1.2% year-over-year increase

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    Roughly half the high schools in the area saw graduation rates rise from the previous year, including Grand Island, Williamsville East, Eden, Sweet Home, Maryvale and Cleveland Hill, according to new figures released Wednesday. County schools continued to struggle with Hispanic or Latino graduation rates, which remained the same at 64 percent; though the dropout rate for Hispanic or Latino students decreased from 22 percent in 2016 to 18 percent in 2017.
  • U.S. airstrike repels attack by Syrian regime-backed troops

    U.S. airstrike repels attack by Syrian regime-backed troops

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    It was not immediately known if any of the Syrian pro-regime forces were killed or injured in the coalition's retaliatory strikes or what was the makeup of the forces. Regime and SDF fighters were involved in several skirmishes in the area previous year, as they each conducted parallel operations against some of the Islamic State jihadist group's last bastions.
  • White House Aide Resigns Amid Abuse Allegations

    White House Aide Resigns Amid Abuse Allegations

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    Axios reported that Porter was not pressured to resign. In his statement on Wednesday night, Kelly said: "I stand by my previous comments of the Rob Porter that I have come to know since becoming chief of staff, and believe every individual deserves the right to defend their reputation".
  • BC wine marketers 'worth their salt' will capitalize on Alberta's ban

    BC wine marketers 'worth their salt' will capitalize on Alberta's ban

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    The federal position appears both hypocritical and nonsensical, and therefore impossible to reconcile according to Toronto Star National Affairs Columnist Thomas Walkom (https://www.thestar.com/opinion/star-columnists/2018/02/02/bc-pipeline-faceoff-underscores-justin-trudeaus-climate-change-contradictions.html): "The latest pipeline faceoff.is more than a constitutional tussle.it is a reminder that the core of (Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's climate-change) policy - the assertion that ...
  • Labour says it will pardon Suffragettes fighting for the vote

    Labour says it will pardon Suffragettes fighting for the vote

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    Women did see some progress - in 1859 the first female doctor was registered, in 1878 women could graduate from university, and in 1882 women were allowed to keep inherited property and wages. On Feb 6, 1918, the Representation of the People Bill became law and added to the voting roll around eight million women who were aged over 30 and met other conditions.
  • CT forecasts have snow, sleet, rain and lots of 'ifs'

    CT forecasts have snow, sleet, rain and lots of 'ifs'

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    Southeastern Massachusetts will see a burst of snow, resulting in no more than an inch of snow accumulated. Wind-chill values could be as low as -5 degrees. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 24. Tuesday Night: A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after midnight. "It's going to snow for a little while - we're expecting 1 to 3 inches".
  • 'Troubled' by Maldives crisis, United States asks Yameen to respect rule of law

    'Troubled' by Maldives crisis, United States asks Yameen to respect rule of law

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    The new order on Tuesday came hours after President Abdulla Yameen declared a state of emergency and sent in security forces to storm the Supreme Court building and arrest two judges on the five-member bench. He claimed he was ousted as president and made to resign at gunpoint by police and military officers in February 2012. "The world's eyes are on the Maldives right now and human rights must not become a casualty of this ongoing crisis ", the watchdog's director Biraj Patnaik ...
  • Julian Assange arrest warrant still valid, judge rules

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    Senior District Judge Emma Arbuthnot said in her ruling: "Having considered the arguments ..." The British Foreign Office last month rejected Ecuador's request to grant diplomatic status to Assange , which would have given him immunity from arrest.
  • US Trade Deficit Is Wider Than Any Month or Year Since 2008

    US Trade Deficit Is Wider Than Any Month or Year Since 2008

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    Trade deficit in goods with China, Mexico and Canada, which account for more than half of total USA goods imports and exports, all widened in 2017, compared with the prior year, said the Commerce Department . For the full year, total USA exports rose 5.5 percent to $2.33 trillion, while imports climbed 6.7 percent to a record $2.9 trillion. The president recently placed tariffs on imported solar panels and washing machines, sparking concern the USA may prompt trade wars.
  • USA 'disappointed' by signing of Holocaust law in Poland

    USA 'disappointed' by signing of Holocaust law in Poland

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    Israel's ambassador to Poland Anna Azari, however, told the Polish PAP news agency that Israel believes the bill could open the door to prosecuting Holocaust survivors for their testimony should it concern the involvement of individual Poles allegedly killing or giving up Jews to the Germans.
  • Little place for arms management in Trump's nuclear technique

    Little place for arms management in Trump's nuclear technique

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    When the Obama administration did its own reset of the strategy in 2010, it argued the world could be made safer if the USA reduced the role of nuclear weapons in defense strategy. The United States would modify "a small number" of existing long-range ballistic missiles carried by Trident strategic submarines to fit them with smaller-yield nuclear warheads.
  • Budget session: We are sensitive to demands of Andhra MPs, says Centre

    Budget session: We are sensitive to demands of Andhra MPs, says Centre

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    If Naidu can galvanise the support of all these forces, he can bring pressure on Modi, since the BJP will have tough time in the next elections and the BJP definitely needs the support of allies, say analysts. Naiduji is feeling slighted and that is why he got in touch with Uddhav sahib", he said. The TDP leader, however, denied it and said that no such communication has been made.
  • Six Nations reviewing a number of HIA incidents from Paris game

    Six Nations reviewing a number of HIA incidents from Paris game

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    What has compounded matters‚ especially for the teams from the Home Unions‚ is the fact that their top players were engaged in a gruelling tour of New Zealand with the British and Irish Lions in the middle of past year. He was wincing, he was limping, he'd clearly hurt his knee in a collision. With so many new faces and little preparation time, France could arguably claim a moral victory against the tournament favourites.
  • Need to work harder, says Rajasthan CM after bypoll drubbing

    Need to work harder, says Rajasthan CM after bypoll drubbing

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    All three seats were with the BJP earlier. Will the results trigger a rethink on simultaneous polls? "This is a rejection of the BJP by the people of Rajasthan", Gandhi wrote on Twitter. With today's win, the Congress's strength in the Lok Sabha has gone up to 48. The BJP suffered a devastating blow as it faced a complete rout in five byelections held in Rajasthan and West Bengal.
  • Modi blows poll bugle for Congress-mukt Karnataka

    Modi blows poll bugle for Congress-mukt Karnataka

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    Charging that the state "is setting new records in corruption", Modi said , " Congress free government means freedom from dynastic rule, nepotism, corruption and loot". "Under Jan Dhan Yojana , 1.16 crore accounts were opened in Karnataka, opening doors of banking for the poor and middle class". "The PM spoke about corruption with Yeddyurappa beside him".
  • Formula 1 Bans Use of Grid Girls

    Formula 1 Bans Use of Grid Girls

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    When asked if she thought grid girls were viewed as sex objects, Hallam responded, "Not at all". A Broncos spokesman said its cheerleaders were definitely a part of 2018 match days, as they had been for the last 30 years. The 41-year-old said the sport had entered a new era. "It's upsetting that it has given in to the minority to be politically correct", she said. In Austria we've had children going on to the drivers' trailer and that has been criticised.
  • Palestinian man shot dead by Israeli forces

    Palestinian man shot dead by Israeli forces

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    The Israeli military did not comment on the raid. Full recognition of the outpost, however, which unlike established Israeli settlements is considered illegal under Israeli law, still faces a number of legal and bureaucratic obstacles. "Children should not be left without classrooms", it said in a statement. "This is our response; they murder and we build", Zar said. "This is the essence of the government's policy", he said.
  • Trump to Withdraw Nomination of Climate Skeptic as Top Environmental Adviser

    Trump to Withdraw Nomination of Climate Skeptic as Top Environmental Adviser

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    Before gives an account of Saturday that Hartnett White would never again be considered for the part, Trump re-selected her last month to restart the procedure for Senate affirmation. She then added she was uncertain about the extent to which humans cause climate change. Democrats and environmental activists hailed the decision to pull the nomination.